Kurt Busch secures playoff spot with Bristol win
Once a dominant driver at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch notched his sixth career win there Saturday night. It was his first NASCAR Cup Series win of the season, and it secured him a berth in the playoffs.
Crew members push the wrecked car of Bubba Wallace after an early crash involved several drivers at Bristol. It began when Kyle Busch and Ryan Blaney had contact. Busch's team is hoping it can continue.
Kyle Larson has led 472 laps in the last three NASCAR Cup Series races at Bristol but still seeks his first win as he makes his 10th career start the 0.533-mile banked concrete oval. Larson: "Our car always has been fast here and I have a lot of confidence. I've proven that I have a lot of speed here. I've still yet to get that win. If we can just have a nice, clean day, we can definitely have a solid run."
Chase Elliott, who starts second Saturday night at Bristol, expects the top groove to be the fast groove for the 500-lap race even though the track has put a traction compound on the lower groove. Elliott: "It is so fast up there, there is no way around it. … I expect the bottom will be decent, but for the long haul you are not going to beat the top."
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